Green Bay, Wis.—UW-Green Bay’s Institute for Women’s Leadership received a $10,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation tocreate and fund a Workforce Development Certificate. The grant will enable one hundred candidates to earn a certificate at no cost.
The Workforce Development Certificate offers a pathway for displaced, underemployed or underserved employees to upskill to meet changing market dynamics. The certificate can also be recommended by HR professionals and other recruiting entities for entry level employees, employees in transition or workers reentering the workforce after unemployment or a gap in work history to jumpstart their productivity.
The AT&T Foundation grant will also make possible the creation of marketing materials to broaden the reach of the certificate in order to expand access to additional populations, such as women, women of color and low-income workers. All materials will be available in a printed format to ensure those without internet capabilities can still receive information about the certificate.
The noncredit certificate will be available online and self-paced with ongoing access. The Workforce Development Certificate will be rolled out in January 3, 2022. The certificate will address important workplace capabilities that include:
- Strengthening personal communication
- Advancing technology and digital literacy
- Problem solving and critical thinking
- Improving professional standards
- Balancing life and work
“The Workforce Development Certificate bridges the equity gap by providing workforce skills training to underserved or overlooked individuals, while equipping them with key foundational skills necessary in all work environments,” said Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, Executive Director, Institute for Women’s Leadership. “The certificate aligns with the University’s commitment to access and community collaboration.”
Upon completion of the program, participants will earn a digital badge or micro-credential that will validate their competency, demonstrating to employers the essential capabilities necessary to be successful in the workplace.
To learn more about the Workforce Development certificate, please visit the website at https://www.uwgb.edu/certificate-programs/workforce-development/ or contact Tammy Clausen, Business Development, at email@example.com.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 9,276 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.